Saweetie Says New Song With Doja Cat Released Against Her Wishes

Saweetie Says New Song With Doja Cat Released Against Her Wishes



The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Ty Doll $ ign, Brandi, Babe Rexa, Nav, Bryson Tiller, French Montana - it does not top the 2020 singles or albums chart. They are just a few artists handled by the fast-growing Salsco, with management established by Wassim "Sal" Slaiby being more of a concern. The company, partnering with Live Nation, also manages the producers (Metro Bomin, London on Da Track, Dahela) and puts the Weekend's XO label under its umbrella.

She continued a few minutes later by saying what was released was “the wrong version” and added: “We put so much work into the visual & we shot for days for this super cinematic girl anthem. And for this to happen? wow….”

Saweetie has put out a couple singles over the last few months, including “Back To The Streets” and “Tap In,” all leading up to her debut album that’s expected to be released next year.

Very shortly after it hit streaming services, Saweetie took to Twitter: “I am extremely disappointed in my label WBR for prematurely releasing a single I was so excited about,” she wrote. ” I feel disrespected. I’m hands on with ALL of my creative & had such a dope rollout for ‘best friends’. The thirst for clout & $ is real & it overrides the artists’ art.”

She continued a few minutes later by saying what was released was “the wrong version” and added: “We put so much work into the visual & we shot for days for this super cinematic girl anthem. And for this to happen? wow….”

Saweetie has put out a couple singles over the last few months, including “Back To The Streets” and “Tap In,” all leading up to her debut album that’s expected to be released next year.

The wrong version at that smh. Like wtf???
We put so much work into the visual & we shot for days for this super cinematic girl anthem. And for this to happen? wow...

Slaiby with The Weeknd

Monte Lipman, co-founder and CEO of Republic, is unsparing in his praise of Slaiby. “If you’re ever stuck in the middle of the sea without food or water, Sal is the person you want in the boat with you,” he says. “His positive energy, resourcefulness and determination to overcome adversity remain his greatest strength. In addition to being a beautiful person and devoted family man, it’s been amazing to watch his trajectory into a leading figure in our business. Sal’s focus, tenacity, and fierce support of the artist community is of historic proportions.”

Yet as much as the company and its influence has grown, the partnership between The Weeknd and Slaiby remains at its center. “When first Abel signed with me, he made me promise him two things,” Slaiby recalls. “Number one was, ‘You can never become a yes-man — you’re always honest with me, and I love that. And the other is, never make me a wedding singer.’ I said, ‘Okay, no problem.’

“A few years later,” he continues, “I’m getting ready to go to Lebanon to prepare for my wedding. I go to see Abel before I leave, and I’m telling him about the wedding: the Gipsy Kings are gonna perform and there’s all these other surprises. He goes, ‘Do you want me to sing at your wedding?’ And I’m remembering what he made me promise — is he testing our friendship? I say, ‘What do you mean, bro?’ He says, ‘Do you want me to sing?’ I’m like, ‘Uh, I’m not sure?’ He says, ‘What? Are you joking?’ And I finally say, ‘You told me never to make you a wedding singer!’

“He laughs and says, ‘Are you crazy? You’re my brother!’ He flew in his whole band and production team and put on his best show ever.” Slaiby smiles at the memory. “It meant the world to me.”